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Video Premiere: 'Fools Were Made to Be Broken' by the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Americana duo the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers have a new album on the way, 'Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight.' In the run-up to the album's release, the Sapsuckers are debuting a new video for the lead single, 'Fools Were Made to Be Broken.' The video was largely shot on location at the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis.

Radio Heartland's 2017 in-studio highlights

Guitar in the studio

For this year-end special, Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra rounded up one song from each live performance in chronological order and mashed them together for a program of great, live music. You'll hear from Rodney Crowell, Rose Cousins, Kris Delmhorst, David Rawlings, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the Blind Boys of Alabama and many, many more.

Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault perform at Radio Heartland

Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault perform

Kris Delmhorst's latest album, 'The Wild,' released in September. Instead of touring solo, Delmhorst invited her husband, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, as well as a world-class band to tour in support of the album. They all stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio to play three new tracks from the album, and to give the radio debut of a new tune by Foucault.

Aaron Espe performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Aaron Espe

Aaron Espe was born and raised in Roseau, Minn., but for the past six years, he's been making a living as a singer-songwriter in Nashville. Espe's latest album is 'Passages,' and after a recent Twin Cities gig, he stopped by to chat and play a few tunes in the Radio Heartland studio.

The Dustbowl Revival kick up some dust in the Radio Heartland studio

The Dustbowl Revival perform at Radio Heartland

Los Angeles band The Dustbowl Revival have been promoted as a funk and soul band, but also as roots band and even as a bluegrass band. However you categorize the Dustbowl Revival, their energy is undeniable. Touring in support of their self-titled album, The Dustbowl Revival stopped in the Radio Heartland studio for a live -- and lively -- session.

The OK Factor capture the holiday spirit in the studio

The OK Factor perform at Radio Heartland

The holiday season has begun in earnest on Radio Heartland this week. We had the pleasure of hosting local string duo, The OK Factor, in the studio to play some tunes from their new album, 'Have Yourself an OK Christmas,' which releases Friday, Dec. 1.

Ann Reed performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Songwriter, singer, guitarist Ann Reed

Singer-songwriter Ann Reed releases her 24th album, 'Winter Springs, Summer Falls, on Sunday, Nov. 12, at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis. Reed and her longtime musical collaborator Joan Griffith stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to play some music from the new record.

Lukas Nelson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Lukas Nelson performs at Radio Heartland

Although Lukas Nelson grew up on the tour bus of his legendary father, Willie, the 28-year-old singer never felt it was expected of him to carry on the family legacy. That said, Lukas fell into the family business and now tours with his own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Lukas Nelson recently brought his acoustic guitar into our studio to play a couple tunes and talk about the self-titled album from him and his band.

Sarah Morris performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Sarah Morris performs on Radio Heartland

Sarah Morris's next album, 'Hearts In Need Of Repair,' releases Nov. 17, 2017, with an album-release party set for Friday, Nov. 10, at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis. In the run-up to the album release, Morris and her band visited the Radio Heartland studio to perform songs from the album. Morris also spoke about her career as a songwriter, and how she's started a web series thanks to the excellent acoustics in a particular room in her house.

Blind Boys of Alabama perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Members of the Blind Boys of Alabama perform in Studio M.

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing together for more than seven decades, and they've recently released their 71st album, 'Almost Home.' The group recently visited the Radio Heartland studio to talk about the album and to perform some of the new material, as well as to perform their take on a longtime traditional hymn.